People for Seattle has endorsed candidates that we feel best meet our criteria to restore basic standards of good government and accountability to the City Council. These candidates were selected based on their responses to our questionnaire, public positions on issues and, in some cases, in-person interviews.  In our evaluation it became clear that each of these candidates will bridge ideological divides and implement progressive, practical solutions to address our city's most pressing problems-homelessness, transportation, economic and environmental sustainability, education of our children, public health, and neighborhood safety. These candidates will also be thoughtful stewards of our tax dollars, they will set goals, oversee plans, demand accountability and effectiveness, and will not be led by self-serving interest groups of any kind.

We enthusiastically recommend the following candidates for your vote by August 6.

Council District 1  Phil Tavel
Campaign website:  www.tavelforseattle.com
Read the Seattle Times endorsement:  Times Endorsement

Council District 2  Mark Solomon
Campaign website:  www.marksolomon.org
Read the Seattle Times endorsement: Times Endorsement

Council District 3  Egan Orion
Campaign website:  www.eganforseattle.org

Council District 4  Alex Pedersen
Campaign website: www.electalexpedersen.org

Council District 5  Debora Juarez
Campaign website:  www.deborajuarez.com

In Council Districts 6 and 7 People for Seattle did not make endorsements because there were multiple candidates in each district that were equally qualified and met our criteria.  We believe Seattle residents will be well served by selecting any of the following candidates:

Council District 6  Jay Fathi www.jayforseattle.com or Heidi Wills www.heidiwills.com

Council District 7  Michael George www.michaelforseattle.com or Andrew Lewis www.lewisforseattle.com or Jim Pugel www.jimpugel.com or Jason Williams www.electjasonwilliams.com